425 DX News issue #646

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                              425 DX News #646
                             20 September 2003
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

           Information, reports and suggestions must be sent to: 
                  Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: DX information 
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4W    - After a break of two and a half months, Peter/4W3CW (G3WQU) will  be
          QRV again this week. He will be in Timor Leste (formerly East Timor)
          for around another year. He operates  CW only on all HF bands,  with
          100 watts into a vertical. QSL direct only to Peter McKay,  UNMISET,
          P.O. Box 2436, Darwin, NT 0801, Australia. All direct QSLs  received
          so far have been replied to. [TNX 4W3CW]
5B    - Alan, G3PMR  will be  active again  from Cyprus  as 5B4AHJ  from  24
          September until 13 December. QSL via G3PMR, direct or bureau (e-mail
          requests for bureau cards are welcome at g3pmr@shacklog.co.uk). [TNX
9A    - Ron, 9A5JR and  Vlado, 9A2V  expect to  operate from  the island  of
          Ilovik (EU-136, CI-029) on 19-20 September  and from Grujica  Island
          (EU-136, CI-026)  and  lighthouse  on  20-21  September.  [TNX  OPDX
9H    - Girts/YL2KL (9H3KKL), Karl/YL2MD  (9H3MMD) and Andy/YL2GQT  (9H3GQT)
          will be active from Gozo Island (EU-023), Malta on 24-30  September.
          They plan  to operate  on all  HF bands  CW, SSB  and RTTY,  and  to
          participate in the CQ/RJ WW DX RTTY Contest as 9H3M. [TNX YL2KL]
CT    - CT1GFK/P, CT1GPQ/P and CT2IHP/P will be  active from Magalha  Island
          (not IOTA, DIP AL-16) from 5 to 11 UTC on 21 September. QSL via home
          calls. [TNX CT1END]
DL    - DL1POX and DL9GKJ plan to operate  fron the islands of  Kastenwerder
          and Weidenschwanz  (new ones  for the  German Islands  Award) on  21
          September. [TNX DL8AAM]
G    - The Cray Valley Radio Society will  be active as GB75BF from 11  UTC
          on 20  September  to 11  UTC  on the  21st  to  celebrate  the  75th
          anniversary of the  British Wireless  for the  Blind Fund.  Activity
          will be on 10-80 metres CW and SSB (WARC bands excluded) as well  as
          on 2 metres. QSL via G4DFI. [TNX BRS-32525]
HB    - HE2GR  is  the  special  event  call  for  the  clubstation   HB9GR,
          celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Swiss Cantons of St. Gallen
          and Graubuenden. The station will be  active on CW, SSB and  digital
          modes until 30 December. QSL via HB9DOT. [TNX HB9AAQ]
OZ    - Look for Jakob,  OZ7AEI/P to operate  on 20 and  40 metres from  the
          islands of Aro (EU-172, DIA JY-003,  ARLHS DEN-072), Barso  (EU-172,
          JY-002) and  Als  (JY-001, ARLHS  DEN-019)  on  25  September.  [TNX
PJ    - Velde, PA0VDV will be active as PJ6/PA0VDV from Saba Island (NA-145)
          from 28 September and 3 October. [TNX The Daily DX]
SV5   - Look for Uli, DJ9XB to participate  in the CQ/RJ WW DX RTTY  Contest
          (27-28 September) as J45XB (SOSB 15m)  from the Dodecanese. QSL  via
          home call. [TNX NG3K]
UA   - UA0LQJ, RA0LGG, UA0LEM,  RA0LHI, RA0LHJ, RA0LHK  and RA0LFN will  be
          active (on  80, 40,  20, 15  and  10 metres  SSB,  CW and  SSTV)  as
          RK0LXD/p from Rotary  Lighthouse (RLA-011) in  the Sea  of Japan  on
          19-21 September. QSL via UA0LQJ. [TNX RA0LGG]
UR   - Special event station EM225G  will be active  on 19-30 September  to
          celebrate the  225th anniversary  of the  city of  Kherson. QSL  via
          UR3GM, bureau or  direct (Igor Pulin,  P.O. Box  23, Kherson  73022,
          Ukraine).  E-mail  requests   for  bureau  cards   are  welcome   at
UR   - Vlad/UY0UY, Valery/UT1UW and Vlad/UT5UKY plan to operate as UT4UZA/P
          from a Dnieper  island (not IOTA,  DN-?? for  the Ukrainian  Islands
          Award) on 20-21 September. QSL via UX7UN. [TNX UT5UKY]
VK   - From 28 September through 30 October Rich, PA0RRS will be active  as
          VK4SRW and  VK4SRW/p while  travelling  from Cairns,  Queensland  to
          Sydney, NSW. He also plans to visit the following islands:  Magnetic
          (OC-171) on  5-6 October,  Hamilton (OC-160)  on 8  October,  Fraser
          (OC-142) on 11-13 October, Moreton (OC-137) on 15 or 16 October. QSL
          via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX PA0RRS]
VP9   - Hurricane Fabian  has forced  Bert, PA3GIO  to postopone  his  18-28
          September trip  to Bermuda  [425DXN 643].  The  new dates  are  8-18
          November. Look  for PA3GIO/VP9  on 80,  40, 20,  17, 15,  12 and  10
          metres SSB. QSL  via PA3GIO, preferably  through the bureau  (e-mail
          requests for bureau cards will be welcome at qsl@pa3gio.nl). The web
          page for the operation is at http://www.pa3gio.nl/VP9 [TNX PA3GIO]
YB   - Adhi, YC3MM  plans to  operate as  YC3MM/5  from Nongsa  Island  and
          lighthouse from around 11 UTC on 20 September possibly until  around
          23 UTC on  the 21st, depending  on local conditions.  Also known  as
          Putri, Pulau Nongsa is  located very close  to Batam (OC-075).  [TNX

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                          ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

DX HANDBOOK ---> Our webmaster Maurizio, IZ1CRR is looking for a copy of  the
DX Handbook written by Don Miller and published by CQ back in 1968. The  book
is not available from the publisher any longer;  if you have a copy to  sell,
please contact Maurizio at i121171@425dxn.org

DXCC NEWS ---> YI1BGD has been  approved for DXCC credit (this operation  was
on hold from 18  March 2003 and  after). Those who  had this rejected  should
contact DXCC at dxcc@arrl.org to have their record updated.

IB0/IZ8FDH --->  Bad  weather  caused  Paolo,  IZ8FDH  to  cancel  his  13-18
September trip to the Tremiti Islands [425DXN 643], but he managed to go  and
operate from the  island of Ponza  (EU-045, IIA LT-001).  QSL via home  call,
direct or bureau.

LOTW ---> The long-anticipated "Logbook of the World" - the QSL-cardless ARRL
awards and contact credit system -  - is now up and running and open to  all.
Details can be found at http://www.arrl.org/lotw/

PIRATE --->  Tony, T77C  reports  that T77GL  is  a pirate  station.  Current
legitimate callsigns from San Marino are listed at http://www.arrsm.org

QSL IU1L --->  Please note that  Paolo, IK1NLZ is  the QSL  manager only  for
contacts made with IU1L  back in 1996.  This call has  been reissued and  was
used by ARI Genova operators  from La Lanterna  (ARLHS ITA-177, WAIL  LI-005)
during this year's  International Lighthouse &  Lightship Weekend. QSL  cards
for 2003 go to ARI Genova direct  (P.O. Box 1117, 16121 Genova GE, Italy)  or
via bureau (cards already sent to IK1NLZ will be forwarded).  [TNX IK1NLZ and

QSL  TG0AA  --->  Although   ordered  months  ago,   the  cards  for   Dennis
Motschenbacher's (K7BV) TG0AA operation in 2003 ARRL DX CW are still  awaited
from the printer  and the Club  de Radioaficionados de  Guatemala is  getting
increasing numbers of inquiries for status  of QSL requests. The TG9 club  is
moving ahead with printing the cards via another route so this matter can  be
cleared up. [TNX K7BV]

QSL VIA AC7DX ---> Ron Lago,  AC7DX (P.O. Box 25426,  Eugene, OR 97402,  USA)
reports he has  found the following  old logs: 3D2WM,  4B9CQ, C21BD,  HL9KLT,
HL9MM, JT1AN (1978-80),  KC6HA, KC6VE  (1995), KP4AM  (1979-81), T30AC,  T30W
(1994), V31UN,  VK0HM  (Heard Island),  VP8AWU  (1994), VQ9CQ,  VQ9SS,  VR1AY
(1979), VR1BD (1979), VR1PK (1979), VU2ACD,  XB9Z (1992), XH9Z (1993),  XW8FA
and ZK2VE. These are all hand written logs, some of them are barely readable,
others are not complete and not all blank cards have been found (but Ron will
have the QSLs reprinted).

QSL VIA PA2R ---> This is Rob Snieder's (formerly known as PA5ET and  PA3ERC)
new callsign. He is the QSL manager for 6Y5/PA3ERC, 6Y5/PA3EWP, 8P9JR (2000),
8P9JS (2000),  8P9JT  (2000),  8P9JU  (2000),  8Q7ET  (2000),  8Q7WP  (2000),
J3/PA7FM, J38PA (2001), J6/PA3BBP, J6/PA3ERC, J6/PA3EWP, J75EA (2002),  J75ET
(2002), J75PA (2002), J75WP (2002), J75ZH (2002), J77C (1996), J79BP  (1996),
J79QA (1996), J79RC (1996), J79WP (1996), J8/PA3EWP, J8/PA5ET, J8/PA7FM, J8PA
(2001), OY7ET (2003), OY7QA (2003), OY7TW (2003), OY7WB (2003), OY7WP (2003),
OY8PA  (2003),  PJ7/PA3EWP,  PJ7/PA3GCV,  PJ7/PA4EA,  PJ7/PA4WM,   PJ7/PA5ET,
PJ7/PA7FM, TO5C  (1996),  V26EA (2000),  V26ET  (2000), V26FM  (2000),  V26WP
(2000), V47CV (1999), V47EA (1999), V47ET (1999), V47FM (1999), V47WM (1999),
V47WP (1999), VP2ECV  (1999), VP2EEA  (1999), VP2EET  (1999), VP2EFM  (1999),
VP2EWM (1999), VP2EWP  (1999), VP2MCV (2002),  VP2MEA (2002), VP2MET  (2002),
VP2MPA (2000),  VP2MPA  (2002), VP2MWM  (2002),  VP2MWP  (2002),  VP5/PA3BBP,
VP5/PA3ERC, VP5/PA3EWP, VP5C (1995), ZF2RC/ZF9 (1998) and ZF2WP/ZF9 (1998).

QSL VIA PT7WA ---> Luke, PT7WA reports that he has taken over QSL chores from
Tino, PT7AA. Luke is  now able to  confirm (direct or  bureau) QSOs with  the
following stations (including some of Luke's own operations):
Call        Year      QTH                               IOTA
PT7AA/PR8   2000      Canarias Island                  SA-072
PT7FX/PY6   1999      Itaparica Island                 SA-023
PT7WA/PY0   2000      Fernando de Noronha              SA-003
PT7WA/PY6   1999      Tinhare Island                   SA-080
PT7WA/PY7   1999      Itamaraca Island                 SA-046
PY0FK       1995      Fernando de Noronha              SA-003
PY0SK       1991      St. Peter and St. Paul Rocks     SA-014
PY0SR       1991      St. Peter and St. Paul Rocks     SA-014
PY0TE       1984-85   Trindade (op. Antonio Luis)      SA-010
ZV7G        1999      Santo Aleixo Island              SA-046
ZW8AA       1992      Ilha Grande de Santa Isabel      SA-025
ZX8CW       1990      Sao Joao Island                  SA-041
ZY0FA       1989      Fernando de Noronha              SA-003
ZY0FCA      1987      Fernando de Noronha              SA-003
ZY0FCM      1987      Fernando de Noronha              SA-003
ZY0FKL      1987      Fernando de Noronha              SA-003
ZY0FMC      1987      Fernando de Noronha              SA-003
ZY0FRT      1987      Fernando de Noronha              SA-003
ZY0RK       1991      Atol das Rocas                   SA-038
ZY0RW       1991-92   Atol das Rocas                   SA-038
ZY0SG       1997      St. Peter and St. Paul Rocks     SA-014
ZY0SK       1994-97   St. Peter and St. Paul Rocks     SA-014
ZY0SP       1994      St. Peter and St. Paul Rocks     SA-014
ZY0SS       1989      St. Peter and St. Paul Rocks     SA-014
ZY0SW       1989      St. Peter and St. Paul Rocks     SA-014
ZY0SY       1989      St. Peter and St. Paul Rocks     SA-014
ZY0TF       1988      Trindade                         SA-010
ZY0TK       1988-90   Trindade                         SA-010
ZY0TR       1988      Trindade                         SA-010
ZY0TW       1990      Trindade                         SA-010
Luke (pt7wa@matrix.com.br)  will take  care of  all  cards received  and  not
processed, and will answer to any question as quick as possible (most of  the
logs are on paper).

VISALIA 2004 ---> You could win a free registration to the 2004 International
DX Convention. All you have to  do is design the winning  logo for 2004.  The
logo  contest  is   open  to  everyone,   visit  the   convention  web   site
(http://www.scdxc.org/visalia) for details. [TNX N6DHZ]

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                          ***  NEWS FROM THE WEB  ***
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

ANNOBON:  The web page for the upcoming DXpedition to Annobon Island [425DXN
            637] is at http://personal.telefonica.terra.es/web/ea5yn/
LOGS:   The logs of the recent XF1K  operation (NA-162) are now  available
            at  http://www.425dxn.org/dxped/na162/logs.html;  if  you  have  a
            guestion about them, please contact Ray, N6VR (jbenny@rain.org).
QSL DB:   Boye Christensen,  OZ7C  has updated  his  QSL  DBase  (which  now
            contains 342,658 unique records) for  Packet Cluster. The  package
            can be downloaded at http://www.qsl.net/oz7c/qsl [TNX OZ7C]

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                          *******  QSL INFO  ********
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3XY1L       UY5XE       ED6EET      EA6ZX       R3RRC/0     RZ0OA
3Z0CW       SP1EG       ED6FPC      EA6ADV      R3RRC/p     RZ3EC
4K6DI       W3HNK       ED6MDD      EA6ZX       RA0CL       IK2DUW
4L1FX       DJ1CW       ED6TDF      EA6ZX       RA9LI/9     DL6ZFG
4S7AQG      7J3AOZ      ED6TDQ      EA6ZX       RK0LWW/P    UA0LMO
4S7ARG      JA3ARJ      ED6TDT      EA6ZX       RK3DZJ/3    RA3DEJ
4S7AVG      JA3AVO      ED6TSM      EA6ZX       RL60Y       RA3YA
4S7CHG      JA3CHS      ED7CK       EA7ABF      S79IRN      G4IRN
4S7DBG      JA3DBD      ED7RVS      EA7EYT      S79MX       HB9MX
4S7DSG      JI3DST      EK6TA       DJ0MCZ      SX8PLH      SV8DTD
4S7DUG      JQ3DUE      EM1UA       JA2JPA      T88VC       JA7OVC
4S7FAG      JH3FAR      EY8CQ       DJ1MM       TM3QK       F5UJY
4S7FDG      JA5FDI      FH/G4IRN    G4IRN       TM5HN       F5UBH
4S7GGG      JR3QHQ      FK8AH       W3HNK       TM6EGL      F5TVL
4S7GXG      JH3GXF      FP5BZ       F5TJP       TM8CDX      F5CQ
4S7JKG      JG3JKG      G6PZ        M5AAV       UE0LZZ/P    UA0LD
4S7LSG      JH3LSS      GB0SM       G0PSE       UE0SAA/P    RA0WA
4S7OCG      JR3OCS      GB6MD       M5AAV       UE1NBM      RN1NU
4S7QHG      JR3QHQ      HF19KST     SP2PI       UE4HFF      RU4HG
4S7QIG      JN4QIN      HS0ZDR      W4FOA       UE6LRD      RK6LWA
4S7UJG      JA3UJR      HZ1MD       PA2V        UN5J        W3HNK
4S7YHG      JA3HXJ      II2CH       IK2AQZ      V63HD       JA4HCK
4S7YJG      JM3INF      IO3WCI      IV3KAS      V63MC       JH8BKL
5R8HA       G3SWH       IQ2VA       IK2UVR      V73CW       AC4G
5W0MW       DJ7RJ       J20RM       DL2JRM      V73RX       N6RX
7Q7CE       IN3VZE      J28WW       ON4WW       VK8AN/6     VK4AAR
7Q7WW       KC4D        J41LTR/P    SV1FYZ      VK9CV       JA8VE
8P6GY       KU9C        J48IS       DF3IS       VP5/K7BV    KU9C
8R2USA      8R1AK       J49C        SV9ANK      VP5VAC      WA4JTK
9G5XA       G3XAQ       JW7AT       LA7AT       XT2ATI      EA4YK
9L1JT       K4ZIN       JW7QI       LA7QI       XU7ACI      KB8TJP
9V1DX       VK4AAR      JW7XM       LA7XM       XU7ACW      LA5YJ
A61AJ       N4QB        JW8AW       LA8AW       YA0J        JG1OWV
BN0F        JL1ANP      JW8D        LA7QI       YA1BV/P     JA1PBV
C91Z        ZS6WPX      KH0S        JA1OGX      YA1D        JG1OWV
CO0T        bureau      KH2T        JL1EAN      YA1JA       JA1CQT
CQ0T        CT1ILT      KH6/KB1AIM  HL1IWD      YB0A        W3HNK
CQ3U        CT1AHU      LA3SRK/P    SM5SIC      YB0ECT      K5ZE
CS9C        CT3MD       LR1F        LU5FD       YB1AQV      N2KFC
D88S        DS4CNB      LS1N        EA7FTR      YI/OM2DX    OM3JW
E20HHK/6    E21EIC      LY500BN     LY2BN       YI/S57CQ    S57DX
EA2CND/P    EA2BR       LY500LK     LY2LK       YI9T        S57DX
EA8FC/P     EA2CNC      N6L         K0DEW       YJ0VB       UA4WHX
EA9JS/EA4   EA7DA       N6N         WA9CCQ      YR9P        YO9HP
ED1FIM      EA1URV      OE4B/p      OE4JHW      YV5LIX      EA7FTR
ED1SDC      EA1AUM      OH0Z        OH5DX       Z22JE       KZ5RO
ED4MAD      EA4RCU      OJ0LA       LA9VDA      ZG2FK       ZB2FK
ED4PCC      EA4EGA      OJ0RJ       OH0RJ       ZG2FX       G3RFX
ED4RCV      EA4LL       OY3QN       OZ1ACB      ZK1USN      K6USN
ED4REC      EA4EGA      PJ2DX       N9AG        ZK3MW       DJ7RJ
ED5SFF      EA5GMR      PX2W        PY2YU       ZW0S        PS7JN
ED6EDG      EA6ZX       R3ARS/3     RA3DEJ      ZW2VP       PT2AAA

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                          *******  ADDRESSES  *******
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

DS4CNB  Lee Dae Ryung, P.O Box 30, Tongyung 650-600, Korea
EA1AUM  Juan Carlos Rodriguez, P.O. Box 598, 33400 Aviles - Asturias, Spain
EA1URV  Union de Radioaficionados de Valladolid, P.O. Box 495, 47080,
         Valladolid, Spain
EA4EGA  Jose Fernandez Mora, C/Padre Manjon 43, 13500 Puertollano, Ciudad
         Real, Spain
EA4LL   Jose Luis Lopez Gabriel, Av. Andalucia 30-Bajo-B, 28340 Valdemoro -
         Madrid, Spain
EA5GMR  Juan A. Maestre Gonzalez, P.O. Box 466, 03600 Elda, Alicante, Spain
EA5ND   Joaquin Garcia Rico, P.O. Box 344, 03600 Elda, Alicante, Spain
EA6ADV  Manuel Bosch Martorell, C/Xado 9, 07006 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
EA6ZX   Pau Balaguer, P.O. Box 240, 07080 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
EA7ABF  Esteban Terrazas Galdon, P.O. Box 127, 29600 Marbella - Malaga, Spain
EA7DA   Julio Gonzalez Gonzalez, P.O. Box 202, 41927 Mairena del Aljarafe -
         Sevilla, Spain
EA7EYT  Pedro A. Chacon Lopez, C/Malaga, 1-2-B Edf. Marbella, 04800 Albox -
         Almeria, Spain
ED4RVM  Centro Cultural Federico Garcia Lorca, Atencion de Radioaficionados,
         28529 Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Madrid, Spain
F5TGR   Nicolas Quennet, 8 bis Rue de la Marne, 95220 Herbaly, France
G0PSE   Tom Taylor, 19 Derwent Grove, Taunton, Somerset TA1 2NJ, England
G3SWH   Phil Whitchurch, 21 Dickensons Grove, Congresbury, Bristol BS49 5HQ,
IN3VZE  Ely Camin, Corso 3 Novembre 136/2, 38100 Trento - TN, Italy
IZ8FDH  Paolo Capobianco, Via Enrico Cocchia 26, 80124 Napoli - NA, Italy
JA1OGX  Yuki Tanabe, 1-28-32, Kamitakaido, Suginami, Tokyo 168-0074, Japan
JR8XXQ  Kimikazu Saito, 501-43, 1-4, Saiwai-cho, Nemuro-city, Hokkaido
         087-0021, Japan
N1VF    Yoshiro Nishimura, Takemidai 4-2-6, Suita City, Osaka 565-0863, Japan
S57DX   Slavko Celarc, Ob Igriscu 8, 1360 Vrhnika, Slovenia
VK4AAR  Alan Roocroft, P.O. Box 421, Gatton 4343, Australia
VK7TS   Trevor Spargo, 1 Roebourne Rd, Otago, Tasmania 7017, Australia
ZW1M    P.O.Box 68, 23970-000 Paraty - RJ, Brazil

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